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How Newark’s Police Reform Deal Breaks with the Past
Newark's police reform deal is a new model. The question is whether it will work.
March 31, 2016
Could Ferguson Win Its Case Against the Justice Department?
Federal officials have twice failed to force reforms on a police department. Will Ferguson be next?
February 11, 2016
Why the San Francisco Police Review Won’t Force Reform
The federal review of San Francisco police will be different than the ones in Ferguson, Mo. and Chicago.
February 2, 2016
Ferguson Has a Draft Reform Deal. Will It Work?
The preliminary deal aims to remedy some of the pitfalls of previous Justice Department agreements.
January 28, 2016
Your Questions About Police Reform, Answered
Senior Digital Reporter Sarah Childress answers your questions about police reform.
December 22, 2015
Inside 20 Years of Federal Police Probes
For two decades, the Justice Department has had the power to investigate law enforcement agencies nationwide. We're tracking each inquiry and the stories behind them.
December 14, 2015
Under Fire in South L.A.
After 12 years and roughly $300 million dollars, federal oversight was lifted from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2013. Despite significant reforms, the LAPD is struggling to address community concerns and rising violence.
November 13, 2015
What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
The Justice Department has intervened in troubled police departments for 20 years. Are reform efforts working?
November 13, 2015
Another Setback for Prosecutors in Post-Katrina Police Shootings
This week, a federal court ordered a new trial for five officers convicted of shooting six unarmed civilians in the days following the storm.
August 20, 2015
Cleveland's Second Chance at Police Reform
This week marks the second time the DOJ has struck an agreement with Cleveland. Will these reforms last?
May 27, 2015
Why the DOJ's Baltimore Police Investigation Could Be Different
The death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody in Baltimore last month may now lead to structural overhaul of the city's police department.
May 8, 2015
What Does It Take for the Feds to Investigate a Police Department?
Representatives from several civil-rights groups in Boston have united to file a petition to the Justice Department, hoping to persuade the federal government to launch an investigation into the Boston Police Department.
May 4, 2015
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